A former justice minister says we need to be careful about bringing cameras into our courts.
Alan Shatter has warned that Ireland needs to avoid American mistakes as we aired live trials for the first time ever today.
Two judgements in the Supreme Court were broadcast on TV this morning.
The Chief Justice of Ireland, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, said they are looking to "demystify the courts process" for people.
He explained: "This is a start, and following a test period, we will review the success of same with a view to expanding coverage in the new Year. This might include televising the parties making their arguments in the Supreme Court".
Alan Shatter, however, says the coverage needs to be strictly regulated:
One judgment televised today related to an Irish man challenging his extradition to the US to face charges related to a mortgage fraud, while the second involved a man who sought compensation under the residential institutions redress act for harm he had suffered as a young child.